55th anniversary of the first manned flight into space, Russian President Vladimir Putin said communication session with the International space station and the new Russian Vostochny cosmodrome. Putin expressed hope that the joint work in space brings the country and in the world.
In the Kremlin’s situation center president was with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and CEO of the state corporation “Roscosmos” Igor Komarov. The first step is contacted with the ISS. Cosmonauts and astronauts live in Greenwich, at the time the relationship began working in orbit morning. The crew of the ISS International, now it includes Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, Alex Ovchinin Oleg Skripochka, US astronauts Timothy Kopra and Jeffrey Williams and Briton Timothy Peak.
Vladimir Putin wished luck to the crew, which celebrates at work .
– First of all I want to congratulate you all on holiday. In Russia, the Day of Cosmonautics. At the same time in the day today, we celebrate and anniversary of the first manned space flight, the flight of the legendary, the flight of Yuri Gagarin – said the president
-. Very responsible to be on board the orbital station for us, especially in the present day. I am pleased to observe that the whole experience gained from the first day of the flight of Yuri Gagarin, stored, multiplied. Today, we have learned to do a lot and successfully this is done within the framework of the international ISS program with our friends, partners, – said Yuri Malenchenko and gave the floor to his American counterpart
Timothy Kopra also congratulated everyone on the holiday, calling the flight of Gagarin historic.. Then the connection was lost because the station went from stable connection zone. Dangling thirty seconds silence interrupted President
-. I would like to once again wish success to those who are currently in orbit, working there. We are pleased, and we attach great importance to this, that, despite all the difficulties that we face in the world, people in space work shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand, help each other, perform essential tasks, which are not only to our countries, but to all mankind. And this is a very important area of our cooperation with the United States, in fact, as well as with other countries, – said Vladimir Putin
After that switched on the Eastern cosmodrome.. In one of the hangars were pioneers in space exploration – the first woman to make a flight into space, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first person to walk in space, Alexei Leonov
At this point, the connection re-entered the ISS.. It turns out that the astronauts have heard the words of the Russian leader, was lost only video. Vladimir Putin told the crew that will all be rooting for them and wait for the successful return to Earth. Then asked his impressions of the new cosmodrome Leonov and Tereshkova
-. We are shocked by what we saw, this is a great creation of mankind, – said Valentina Tereshkova
-. I would like to recall the words of Armstrong ( American astronaut, the first man walked on the moon – “News”). “Yuri called us all into space.” It has defined the position of nations. On the space station remarkable guys, six people, who represent the whole of humanity. The complex, which we are now, a huge, cyclopean assembly and testing facility. It is an amazing structure, made with the latest technology. Learn how to do so, that today we are proud to be seen. We may hope that this is the beginning of a new way to Earth, -. Added Alexei Leonov
The President noted that the professional work of the first Soviet cosmonauts became the basis for the further development of the space industry. Separately, the head of state thanked the builders of the new space harbor
-. Cosmodrome Vostochny designed primarily and mainly for the solution of problems of peace and international cooperation, but it is based on the former missile division of the Soviet Union – recalled Vladimir Putin. – I would really like us to, using your experience, all the achievements that we have with our partners around the world, and with the United States, and Japan, and Europe, so we quietly and steadily moving to ensure that together to work, to choose such areas, which would help us to bridge positions and, perhaps through space to understand each other in the world
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